Healthy Weight Gain Foods- I'll share some and you can too!

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: I am currently...
    ...trying to gain weight. : (0 votes)
    ...trying to lose weight. : (5 votes)
    56 %
    ...trying to gain muscle/tone up. : (1 votes)
    11 %
    ...exercising to improve my mental health. : (0 votes)
    ...not trying to change my shape because I'm happy where I'm at. : (1 votes)
    11 %
    ...not trying to change my shape even though I'm not happy with my body. : (0 votes)
    ...trying to help change my spouse's weight. : (2 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 2
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    My FI is trying to gain weight, and he’s been drinking Ensure shakes twice a day. They’re not that expensive when you buy them by the case. He really likes them and they’re deffinitely helping.

    There are some really frustrating things for him/us with all of this. He’s also started working out & running a lot for police training, so he’s burning extra calories that he then has to replace… It makes weight gain difficult for him. He has a hard time eating more, too, because he’s so used to not eating a lot. The worst for me, though? I’m trying to lose at the same time he’s trying to gain. So he’ll be eating a heaping plate of spaghetti and I’ve got a little salad & half a roll. It makes me want to eat more, and it makes him feel like he’s not being supportive (but he is very supportive).

    Thanks for these suggestions! We’ll definitely be using them.

    Post # 4
    Member
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    He drinks the ‘Ensure Completes’ which are 350 calories. They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and 13 grams of protien. They have a good bit of sugar, but they also have fiber, which helps to offset the sugar rush. My FI can’t sit down and drink a whole protien shake (it makes him sick), but Ensures aren’t as big/filling. So he can have one as a ‘snack’ twice a day and he’s getting 700 calories. The really nice thing is that on days like yesterday, he can sit down with an Ensure and I can have a South Beach shake and it feels like we’re having the same thing, even though his is 250 calories more.

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